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Financial Advisor

  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 7889
  • Published: Wed 22/08/2018, 8:55 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 28/09/2018, 23:58 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £26,811 - £29,312 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands

Team: Resources – Financial Support
Salary: £26,811 - £29,312 per annum, pro rata
Contract: 8 Month Fixed Term Contract / Secondment

Hours: 37 per week

Location: Priory House, Shefford
Closing Date: 28th September 2018
Interview Date: 10th October 2018

More about the role:

The Financial Support team currently has a vacancy for a full time Financial Adviser for a fixed term until May 31st, 2019. This post is cover whilst other team members work on the introduction of our new Financial Management Information System. This post will provide professional financial advice, guidance and support on the implementation and development of all accounting, costing and financial management arrangements of the Council to staff within the Regeneration, Resources and Chief Executive Services.

This is an exciting and worthwhile opportunity to join the Financial Support team to assist Central Bedfordshire to fulfil its objectives of stewardship and efficiency, to make the best use of its resources available as it will ensure that budget managers operate within their budgets and that any financial risk to the Council is managed and minimised.  The role will be focused on results to deliver outcomes that make a tangible difference to the lives of residents in Central Bedfordshire.

You will assist in the preparation of revenue budgets, budget monitoring and closure of annual accounts, under the guidance of the Senior Finance Manger within the timetable and standards specified by the Chief Finance Officer to ensure that the financial plans provide an effective and accurate base for financial management.

An AAT qualification or actively pursuing is desirable.  It is essential the candidate can demonstrate relevant experience of working in a financial environment in a similar role with experience of local government finance desirable.  The role involves working with complex databases and spreadsheets and therefore it is essential there is a proven ability with attention to detail and high accuracy levels.  Good verbal and written skills and able to work on their own initiative and under pressure to achieve tight deadlines is also essential due to the nature of the work this role covers.  Training will be provided, particularly with regards to our financial management system (SAP) as the post holder will assist in the process of ensuring its integrity, that budgets are kept up to date and material errors are reported appropriately.  Support will be provided by other Financial Advisers, and the Senior Finance Manager. 

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress your understanding of local government finance.  You will find your own greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community by providing professional advice and support, both direct and indirect.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Gina Chandler at gina.chandler@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or on 0300 300 6513

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

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  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 7889
  • Published: Wed 22/08/2018, 8:55 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 28/09/2018, 23:58 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £26,811 - £29,312 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands

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